So here is my story. I ran 11 miles on 12/18 and a 4 miler on 12/20. Then I headed out on a ROAD TRIP north! I went home to Washington for my Christmas vacation. Surprisingly it wasn't that fun to drive 25 hrs, it's just too far/long. I also found out that sitting in a vehicle hurts my knee... OH NO, not good! So I decided to give it a little rest, plus I didn't feel like running in the snow! This Arizona runner brought shorts and t-shirts north to run in, Silly-Silly-Kristal. So after taking almost 2 weeks off... yesterday, I hit the road for a "long" run. (Sad Face Here) I only made it 3 1/2 miles before I called it quits. The knee just doesn't want to work right. And for the bomb shell news----- I called the doctor as soon as I got back from walking home, I was about 2 miles from the house when I stopped running. The P.F. Changs Rock'n'Roll Marathon is the 16th and I will be seeing the doc the 11th. Looks like I might be walking my first Marathon. On a more positive note, next time I do a marathon, it will for sure be another PR!! I guess this is just the way life goes sometimes but I will keep pushing on and someday I will RUN a marathon. Today I am going to take my new fancy road bike out for a long spin to boost my spirits, as long as my knee holds out, I will be going strong. The bike is way less impact so I hope to get some good miles in!
I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and I hope the new year brings great things for everyone!